IRS Among agencies that hiredlicense plate-tracking vendor
The Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.
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Sliver of good news comes for drought-stricken farmers
Thanks to the rain and snow from February and March storms, the California Department of Water Resources announced Friday that it would increase water allocations for State Water Project deliveries from zero to five percent.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
IRS awarded contract to surveillance company that tracks license plates
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Annual Good Friday protest at Livermore lab to draw anti-nuke activists, interfaith groups
Anti-nuclear activists and interfaith groups will gather at Lawrence Livermore Lab Friday for their annual Good Friday protest and march, beginning at 7 a.m. Protesters will gather at the northwest corner of Vasco and Patterson Pass roads and march to the lab's west gate, where those who choose to sit and block the gate will be arrested.
Contra Costa Times
Around Dublin: Open space ballot measures compete
What should happen to the land that sits between Dublin and Livermore on the east side of town? Should it be used for more housing? Retail? Open Space? That's the crux of somewhat competing signature-gathering efforts under way in the city to place an initiative on the November ballot.
Inside Bay Area
Tri-Valley: Livermore program teaches helpful parenting skills
Their preteen had been spending time behind a locked bedroom door, not speaking and drawing strange, disturbing images -- people crying tears of blood.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
2 Kids and a Fruit Stand in Livermore
Colton and Trinity are two enterprising children. They have made their own fruit stand.
Did You See The Small Fire Near I-580?
Drivers on the I-580 likely saw the flames from a small vegetation fire that broke out in Livermore just before 7:30 p.m. last night.
Small plane makes emergency landing near Livermore
The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power Tuesday evening, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Livermore enforces mandatory water-use cutbacks
The City of Livermore announced Tuesday that it is imposing mandatory cutbacks of indoor and outdoor water use.
Inside Bay Area
Swalwell, Corbett and Bussell keep it civil at House candidates' forum
Each of the three candidates for the 15th Congressional District brought something different to the table during their first joint appearance Tuesday night.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
City Mandates Stepped-Up Water Conservation Measures for Residents
The City of Livermore enacted Stage 2 of the Livermore Municipal Water, Water Shortage Contingency Plan on April 15, 2014.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Shriners, fun with a purpose
Oh, yeah, the Shriners. Those are the guys in the clown costumes. They drive those funny looking little cars in the parades.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Toronto Star
Her heart will go on: Kristina's bucket list
When Susan Vieira of California found out her new heart came from a young woman with a long bucket list, she vowed to live it out those dreams.
Mayor Announces Summit on Homelessness
Livermore Mayor John Marchand will host a Summit on Homelessness on April 30. Service providers, nonprofits, and members of the faith community will join City, County and Federal government officials to discuss how to work together as a region to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
San Jose Mercury News
French wine in cans? Sacre bleu
Le vin ... en canette: In a move that will raise a few perfectly arched French eyebrows, Winestar is putting premium Languedoc wine in aluminum cans.
Contra Costa Times
Retired Livermore educator finds second career with therapy dogs
Pat Wheeler spent a lifetime in education, much of it as a researcher, a testing evaluator and consultant around the country.
Flash Mob Wedding Proposal at Livermore Premium Outlets: Did She Say Yes?
By AUTUMN JOHNSON Union City native Edward Mariano popped the question to his sweetheart Shannon Corso by taking a very unique and certainly memorable approach to proposing while shopping at the Livermore Premium Outlets.
Topcon Launches "Technology Roadshow"
What's the best way to get technology to the end-user? Topcon believes it has the answer with the 2014 Topcon Technology Roadshow, previewed for industry editors this week in Livermore, Calif.